Course Title: Analyse, recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE)

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: LANG5765C

Course Title: Analyse, recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE)

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6111 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting

Course Contact : Miranda Lai

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523

Course Contact Email:miranda.lai@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mr. Liam McCaul - liam.mccaul@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

This unit covers skills and knowledge required to analyse the meaning of a source language message and to reproduce the message in the same language, applying strategies to support retention and recall. It will will be delivered in a cluster with the following unit:


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS510A Analyse, recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE)

Element:

1. Analyse source messages.

2. Recall source messages.

3. Reproduce source messages.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Attend to source messages and make adjustments to assist concentration and comprehension.
1.2 Analyse discourse and speaker’s strategies to predict discourse direction.
1.3 Determine key information and relationships between linguistic and non-linguistic elements in the message.
1.4 Identify factors affecting the meaning of the message.
1.5 Identify structural aspects of the discourse.
1.6 Use effective strategies to support message retention and recollection.


2.1 Use a range of encoding strategies to retain and ensure the accuracy of information
2.2 Manage discourse to ensure the quality and reliability of recall
2.3 Review key information and relationships in source message
2.4 Analyse notes for usefulness in recollection of messages
2.5 Resolve problems of understanding and recall and seek clarification in a sensitive manner.


3.1 Retrieve messages in a timely manner.
3.2 Reproduce messages accurately, maintaining the logical sequence and communicative intent.
3.3 Use a range of techniques to track reproduced information.
3.4 Assess effectiveness of strategies used.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include comprehension exercises, memory drills, note-taking practice, reproduction exercises. Some of these activities may be incorporated into dialogue and monologue interpreting


Teaching Schedule

Please refer to the timetable and extra information provided by teacher.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Practical English Usage by Michael Swan, published by Oxford University Press , 20059780194420983Library


Other Resources

Learning Resources
The University Library provides extensive services, facilities and study space as well as comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD’s, magazines, slides, films etc. Computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software are also available. The library also has an expanding virtual collection of electronic resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc., all of which are accessible on campus, and off campus 24 hours per day. More information on library resources and services can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library
If you need additional support, visit RMIT’s Learning Lab, either in person or online: http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be ongoing during the semester and you will be asked a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key performance criteria.

These assessment tasks/activities include, but not limited to, the following:

- Practical demonstrations

- Observation checklists

- Peer review

- Video/audio recordings


Assessment Tasks

AT1: Quiz – listen to a 150-word audio recording on specialist source messages and take notes. You need to answer questions about various aspects of the language (eg. register, intent, presentation characteristics, idiosyncrasies), relationships between linguistic and non-linguistic elements, content, context and intention. You will also be asked to reproduce the source message and record your reproduction in the same language on an USB to submit to your teacher for feedback.

AT2: Quiz – listen to a 300-word audio recording on specialist source messages rendered in two approximately 150-word segments. You need to take notes and answer questions about various aspects of the language (eg. register, intent, presentation characteristics, idiosyncrasies), relationships between linguistic and non-linguistic elements, content, context and intention. You will also be asked to reproduce the source message and record your reproduction in the same language on an USB to submit to your teacher for feedback.


GRADING INFORMATION

This course uses a competency-based assessment and will be graded as follows:

CA (Competency Achieved)
NYC (Not Yet Competent)
DNS (Did Not Submit)

All competency-based assessment tasks for this course must be completed at the required level (see the elements and key performance criteria for each unit) in order to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) award.

If a student has not completed ALL the assessment tasks or they have completed but some or all are not at the required level, they will be assessed as NYC (Not Yet Competent).

If a student does not submit assessment tasks at all, a DNS result will be entered.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. An application for extension of time must be lodged with your tutor or the course coordinator as early as possible, and no later than one working day before the due date for submission.
You can apply for extension using the University’s Extension Application Form – http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf – or by emailing your course coordinator or tutor directly.
An extension of up to seven calendar days may be granted if good reason can be demonstrated. Include supporting evidence (such as medical certificates) with your application.
Extensions beyond seven calendar days cannot be granted by course coordinators, tutors or the School. To apply for an extension of time greater than seven calendar days you must lodge an application for Special Consideration.

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Penalties for Late Submission
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, late submission will be penalised as follows:
1. Assessment tasks submitted after the due date of submission shall receive a penalty of five per cent of the grades available for that assessment per day for each day late.
2. No assessment task shall be accepted more than three weeks after the due date without special consideration.

Assessment Appeals
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
a) You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
b) You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
c) You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/info-trek/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
* Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
* Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
* Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
* Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
* Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
* Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
* Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
* Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.

For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Discipline Statute and Regulations - http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=11jgnnjgg70y

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com
 

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